Your Middle East
Last updated: 8 May, 2014

Watch him wrap up Egyptian religion and politics in 6 minutes

Wanna get a sense of where Egypt is heading? Take a short break and watch renowned scholar Shadi Hamid tell you all about it.

Brookings Institution fellow Shadi Hamid says the fundamental ideological divides in the Middle East, specifically regarding the role of religion in politics, can foster fear and antidemocratic feelings that are unique to the region. Hamid explains the phenomenon using Egypt as an example.